Safe House (2015–…): Season 1, Episode 3 - Episode #1.3 - full transcript

You're not gonna forget me?


Susan Reynolds gave me a
present at the Truck Stop.

You think I was having an affair?

- Were you? - No.
- You have to put this behind you, Robert.

You've got a family that
needs your protection.

We're from Manchester. Which part?

One at a time. Come on.

What if they don't get it?

They will. Michael Collersdale
is targeting your family.

You need to help me find out why.

Somebody help me! Please, no!

- Was this the man?
- No.

- Are you sure?
- I'm sure.

They know you received
large amounts of cash.

I didn't get that money
from Michael Collersdale.

I don't know why he's doing this.

Your phone.

- It's not him! Louisa, Dom, he's been attacked.
- What?


- What's happened?
- You OK?

I couldn't see him!

Hello, Gemma. Where
are they? Where's Ali?

I don't know where
she is, I swear it!

Hi, Ali, it's Gemma. Can you give
me a ring back? It's urgent.

- This is all your fault.
- No, please, Michael!

Be careful, Robert.

He's a dead man.

Do you know what this is,
Eddie? This is withheld evidence.

It means we can appeal for a retrial.

You win the retrial and you
can do whatever you want.

Bide your time, Eddie.

For the first time in your life,
you've got justice on your side.


Gemma Underwood. She was on
my list of known associates.

- Murdered?
- They think it's drug related. She was a known user.

Michael Collersdale used
to be her supplier.

He was spotted on the
estate last night.

- Any sign of Collersdale since?
- No, boss.

Do either of you know
Gemma Underwood?

Gemma? She's my sister.

What's happened?

I'm sorry, Ali. Gemma was
found dead at her flat.

Was it heroin?

The police are still investigating.

I suppose I al...

I always knew she...

One day...

Michael Collersdale was
at her flat last night.

- Did Gemma know that you were here?
- No.

We've not spoken in
years. I told Mark...

Are you sure?

I've never even met her.

Is that why he went to
see her, because of me?

You know what? I didn't even
know Ali had a sister.

Yeah, you did.

Well, I never met her.

What does that matter?
Ali's still upset.

Right, well, I'm not
saying she shouldn't be.

Did you know her?

Of course he knew her,
she was his auntie.

Well, I knew who she was.

She sent me stuff for my
birthday and Christmas.

And I wrote her thank you cards.

She was ill with drugs.

She liked to be by herself.

Some people are like that.

Did you hear about the appeal?

Eddie Reynolds is appealing
against his conviction

for his part in Susan's murder.

- On what grounds?
- That the police withheld evidence.


The CCTV images.

Someone must have sent
them to his defence team.

Do you want me to get
in touch with Robert?

No, I don't. I want you to
get on with the job in hand.

We'll be called as
witnesses. So will Robert.

- Leave Robert to me. Is that understood?
- Yes, boss.

It's been a long night.

Gemma was Ali's sister.

Go back to Ali's house and
see what you can dig up.

- Did you not like Gemma?
- Of course I did.

So she had a sister she never
had any contact with,

who she never introduced to
her son or her new family.

It doesn't have to mean
anything. It's families.

No, I don't buy it.

Mark's sending some more evidence.

I've got to meet the
courier in the village.

You rang him last night, didn't you?

- I didn't know where you'd gone.
- The Truck Stop.

Last few days, things have
been coming back to me.

- Like what?
- I don't know.

Don't know.

- Mark? - 'I need to see you.'
- It's not a good time.

I'll be there as soon as I can.

- Mark, I can't.
- 'Text me the place.'

Megan called. She needs
me to go in early.

Is this what they give to newborns?

Yeah, at the hospital, to make
sure they go to the right mother.

It's Joe's.

See you later.

That's Matt.

He's my ex, Joe's dad.

God, he was brilliant with Gemma,
helping her to get off the drugs.

He died... not long
after Joe was born.

Undetected heart condition.

I found this.

I wondered where that was.

Look at his weight.

6lb 11.

He was so tiny.

When you have children...

you'll know.

Katy'll feel it.

Everything changes.

You just get this unbelievable,
overwhelming love.

Why did Gemma have it?

She must have picked it up.

Can I keep it?

Of course. It's yours.

Michael Collersdale, leaving
the rear of 28 Kirkdale Road.

- Thanks for coming.
- Did I have a choice?


You whistle, I come running.

I need to get to work.


I'm gonna get a DNA swab. Can
you put it through the lab?

Well, yeah.

- 'What's your thinking?'
- Just an idea.

Go with it, your instincts
have always been good.

Eddie Reynolds.

He's launching an appeal
against his conviction

for organising Susan's killing.

He's claiming the police
withheld evidence.

Robert's bound to be
called as a witness.

He doesn't remember that night.

If the appeal gets the goahead,

they won't just be asking
questions about that night.

They'll be focusing on the eight
weeks before, when Robert was...

looking after Susan.

What are you saying?

She was about to give evidence
against her husband,

someone we'd been trying
to take down for years.

Eddie Reynolds was a very
dangerous, powerful man.

So we had to keep her close.

Up until that night, Robert
had done an amazing job...

staying close to Susan...

keeping her onside -

- Robert would never cheat on me.
- I know.

I'm just asking the question.

The question that's bound
to come up at the appeal.

But er... let's not...

Let's not get ahead of ourselves.

We're gonna be OK.

I promise.

- Why did she keep 'em?
- Families do that, it's nice.

Look at this one.

- Can I show you summat?
- Yeah.

Can you spot me on there?

- Did you like being a policeman?
- It's all I ever wanted.

What about you?

Before I went into protection,
I was a detective.

- I'd like to do that.
- So do it.

- Isn't it really hard? I mean...
- If I could do it...


is all it takes to be a
truly brilliant detective.

Right, so, you've caught me

and you think I'm guilty
of a serious crime.

- Against the wall!

- Right, so how do you prove it?
- I saw you.

You need more than that,
you need absolute proof.

Which is where these come in.

You need to take a
sample of my saliva.

Using this?

- Cor!
- Right, stick it in there...

Detective Joe.

You write my name on it.

Date it.

Why aren't you and
Dad eating with us?

Mark's coming over. Do
you know where Joe is?

I think he was outside with Robert.

- Are you OK?
- Yeah, fine.

You send it off, and if it
matches to the crime scene...

- You're nicked!
- Not yet, you've only done half the job.

You don't just send off my DNA,
you have to send off yours.

But I didn't do anything wrong.

But you were at the
crime scene as well.

You have to eliminate
your DNA from my DNA.


Robert's showing me
how to be a detective.

- Can I show you?
- No, come on, your tea's ready.

Hey, hang on. Name?

Joe Black...

- Watkins, from Didsbury.
- Good lad, on script.

Come on.


Something is going on.

- And what is wrong with Ali?
- Her sister just died, she's upset.

- Why are you, me and Joe eating separately?
- It's just for today.

And that Mark's here.

He's meant to be, it's his job.

Something's going on that
noone's telling us.

We get treated like we're kids.

Where are they?

When Gemma's body was
found last night,

the first officers on the scene
presumed it was a heroin overdose.

We now think she may
have been murdered.

- You said she was found in the bath?
- Yeah, she was.

But we think she was put
there after she'd died.

But we know Michael
Collersdale was at the flat.

And Gemma tried to
call you several times.

He killed her, didn't he?

He was looking for
us and he killed her!

I just need a minute.

Are you certain he doesn't
know where we are?

- If he did, he'd be here by now.
- He's been to your house in Manchester

but there's no reason to think
he knows where you are.

However, I don't want any of you
to leave the house or gardens

unless accompanied by myself
or Robert or Katy.

- All right?
- Yeah.

Can you reinforce that
with Joe, Louisa and Sam?

And with Ali, of course.


Mark, here's the swab.

Leave it with me.

OK, great.

All right. I'll see what I can do.

Cheers, see you.

Did you tell him about the appeal?

No. He's enjoying being
a detective again.

Just erm... keep an eye on him.

- If anything comes up -
- I won't be your spy.

I've got every confidence
in Robert. So should you.

So let's not worry him with
the appeal unless we have to.

You're not allowed
to take a boy's DNA.

- Am I a suspect?
- Just verifying facts.

What you've done is against the law!

Call it a safe house? We're
not safe from you, are we?

What's going on?

- You took Joe's DNA?
- Yeah.

Without talking to Ali?

She would have said no.

- Did Mark ask you to do it?
- No.

I think we're being lied to.

We were supposed to be building
a sense of trust with them.

Well, I did this for their
safety, our safety.

And you want me to be
complicit in all this?

It's part of the job.

Yeah, I see that now.


Joe, wake up, love.

Get dressed. Shh.

Joe, come on.


You hungry? Get some breakfast.

Yeah, OK. Come on.

- Where were you going?
- I don't know.

I'm not Joe's mother.

Gemma was.

Matt was his dad.

All that bit's true.

Matt helped to get Gemma clean

and then they fell in love

and they got engaged
and she got pregnant.

And they were all happy and -

And Matt died.

It just broke Gemma in two.

Yeah, she had Joe, but
without Matt, she...

she just...

she went back on the drugs.

Some people don't deserve
to have children.

Michael Collersdale spotted
at Piccadilly Station.

He was seen on the CCTV, getting
on a train to Euston.

- When did it leave?
- 25 minutes ago.

Call the Met. Alert
the Transport Police.

But I did... I did try to help
her, you know, I really did.

I didn't... I didn't mean to...

It wasn't my intention...

But I love him and she
was on this spiral.

And I had to look
after him, I just...

I had...

So you took him.

I just told everybody he was mine.

Do you know what? She
didn't even miss him.

I swear to God, she didn't
know we were here.


Are you OK?

Hey. Hey.

What is it?

Tell me.

I found this, sir. Coach D.

Welcome to London Euston.

He's fooled us. We saw him buying
a ticket and get on the train

but didn't see him get off.

'What about his phone?'
He left it on the train.

- He knew we'd track him.
- 'So where is he now?'

What, you didn't trust me?

I don't trust anyone.

Not when it comes to Joe.

I've always tried to treat him
fairly, like he's my own son.

I know.

The first time he called
me Dad, I cried my eyes out.

I know.

I know, I'm sorry.

I'm really sorry. I'm sorry.

You were right. I should
have asked Ali's permission.

I sometimes forget I'm
not a copper anymore.

Well, at least we got to the truth.

I've really loved having Joe around.

I think we'd make great parents.

So do I.

I love you.

Tell me about Susan Reynolds.

You said you got rid of all
the Susan Reynolds stuff.

I did.

But she's still with you, isn't she?

I think about her every day.

I watched her...

as she was dying.

She looked at me and there
was nothing I could do.

What kind of man hires another
man to shoot their wife?

She said to me that Eddie
Reynolds loved her.

And that if she changed her
mind, he'd have her back,

any time, no questions asked.

And I believed her.

Could you have gotten too
close to her, do you think?



No, I couldn't.

I didn't.



Where was Collersdale before
we went to the station?

'We still don't know, boss.'

There's over 1,000 CCTV
cameras in Manchester.

Find him.

These images were shown at the trial.

Yeah, these were.

But these weren't.

They're from the second camera,
the one inside the building.

You said you didn't
get too close to her.

I didn't.

- She's kissing me goodbye.
- And the present?

It was a teddy bear!

How long have you had that?

Look, I did not have an affair
with Susan Reynolds.

Reynolds and his defence team
have now seen this footage.

That's nothing to do with whether
he ordered her killing.

No, but it was withheld
from the trial,

so they're using that as
the basis of the appeal.

- You withheld it?
- Yes.

- You broke the law?
- I was protecting you, Robert.

What do you think that looks like?

- Just tell me the truth.
- I am.

Making love last night,
talking about babies,

were you just thinking
of Susan Reynolds?

She'd lived with Eddie for 12 years.
He owned her, possessed her.

For the first time in her life, she
had somebody who looked after her

and didn't want anything in return.

She fell in love with
you, it's obvious.

Well, I didn't return those feelings.

All right.

I wish you could come
with me to the trial.

With Eddie, there's always
been this map in my head

of where I'm going, where I'm headed,

where I needed to get to and...

He's going to be there tomorrow.

I don't... I don't
know if I can do it.

I'm such a coward.

You're not a coward, Susan.

You're not a coward.

Be careful, Robert.


I'm surprised you
wanted to meet here.

- Thanks for coming.
- I've been waiting for you to contact me.

- Why didn't you call?
- I was under strict instructions not to.

- From who?
- Mark.

So what are we doing here?

From the minute me and Susan
came out of that door,

Eddie's gunman had
30 seconds to shoot.

Where was he?


I should have seen him.

Jimmy Metcalfe.

- I just let her die.
- Robert, stop it.

How did Jimmy know where
you were that night?

Eddie Reynolds told him.

Yeah, and who told him?

Susan Reynolds was our chief witness.

We were the only ones who
knew of the handover.

So it must be someone
on the inside - copper.

The same person who's giving
Reynolds the CCTV images now.

It's not the same person.

I gave his defence
team the CCTV images.


It was the right thing to do.

Mark could live with
it, but I couldn't.

- Did I wake you?
- 'No, I'm working late.'

I just wanted a quick
word with Robert.

He's asleep. Is it urgent?

No, just wanted to
see how he was doing.

- He's fine.
- 'It can't have been easy...'

Seeing those... images.

What are you playing at, Mark?

I thought you both
should know the truth.

'I'm just trying to do what's best.'

- Then leave us alone.
- 'You know I can't do that.'

I'm gonna be with you always.


So, remind me. Jimmy Metcalfe was
killed by the Armed Response Unit?

What else do we have on him?

He's exarmy, moved into security.

No previous criminal record.

And the messages on his phone are
the only link we've got to Reynolds?

- Mark.
- Don't answer. I'll handle him.

- 'Please leave a message after the tone.'

It's OK.

Fancy a drink?


You know...

he's a lovely lad, Joe.

I've been thinking.

Neither me nor Ali are Joe's blood
parents, but what does it matter?

We're his mum and dad.

- Cheers.
- Cheers.

Did you ever meet Eddie Reynolds?


I know people who do know him.

I need to talk to him.

Can you help me with that?

- Where's he serving?
- HMP Blackburn.

My old manor.

I know.

I know a couple of people
who might be able to fix it.

It don't count for nothing if Eddie
Reynolds doesn't want to meet you.

I'm fine.

Mark phoned.

I told him you were asleep.

Mum? Mum?

- - What's up?
- ~.

What do you mean?

Well, I'm sure it's no problem.

OK, well, we'll talk to Robert
about it tomorrow, OK?